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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:31 am 
 

Bergstrom wrote:Is it illegal to sell photocopies of books?


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:24 am 
 

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Generally this is correct. And definitely if you make a copy. However, if the photocopy was made by the owner of the copyright, and then sold to the public you can then sell that same copy you bought (but you can't make new copies). An example would be old zines wherein all the copies are photocopies. I'm not sure about the case where the copyright owner gives you a photocopy.

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:54 am 
 

Badmike wrote:Tight Ass Games.

I'm glad you like it.

Reading through, I'm wondering why we've not seen ETC/TGE aka Jonb(random number) recently. It must be two years now since we shafted him last.

And where did Kevin I-hate-you-guys-at-Acaeum go? I think he called himself keepontheborderlands.

And Maxipad, what happened to Mr. Spliff?

Where have all our villains gone?  :(


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:59 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I'm glad you like it.

Reading through, I'm wondering why we've not seen ETC/TGE aka Jonb(random number) recently. It must be two years now since we shafted him last.

And where did Kevin I-hate-you-guys-at-Acaeum go? I think he called himself keepontheborderlands.

And Maxipad, what happened to Mr. Spliff?

Where have all our villains gone?  :(


yeah i am bored now. there hasnt been a good ol' fight on here for ages. someone do something controversial please :D

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:22 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Reading through, I'm wondering why we've not seen ETC/TGE aka Jonb(random number) recently. It must be two years now since we shafted him last.


It was actually a year ago this past July. :)   I have heard though that someone believes that he is actually back on Ebay, but at this point is staying away from the RPG market, at least for now......
FWIW, I have actually seen the evidence for this and I also believe that it is him.  I suspect that he is just waiting to really build up his feedback before he attempts to come back into the RPG fray.

mbassoc2003 wrote:And where did Kevin I-hate-you-guys-at-Acaeum go? I think he called himself keepontheborderlands.


I think that his parents took away his computer privilges for being a bad boy.  Kind of like the kid I dealt with yesterday. :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:51 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
yeah i am bored now. there hasnt been a good ol' fight on here for ages. someone do something controversial please :D

Al


What do you recommend to cause the most controversy?  Should I

A. Quadruple all my shipping prices
B.  Change all my shop prices to exactly double the highest ebay price
C. Not mail out any orders placed between now and Christmas
D. Demand everyone now refer to me as "Platinum Plus Powerseller Reindeergamez" and email the general population of ebay daily
or
D. Post a picture of myself in a chainmail bikini and let everyone know that all 22 of my packers and listers have come down with hemmroids at the same time.

???

Oh the choices!   :P  :roll:  :P

  


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:52 am 
 

"I guess in retrospect, based on the emails he sent me last night and today, that I figured that he was young, just not quite that young.  Looking back even further it really makes me wonder exactly how old Creepontheborderlands is, as the conversations were actually very similar in nature.[/quote]"

It's a crazy old world, ain't it? I often wonder just who or what the hell I'm talking to as the level of writing skill and knowledge seems to vary widely. My other half teaches drama at grades 9 through 12, and sometimes I help with papers and whatnot, and it scares the crap out of me just how minimal their language skills are.

I am definitely more of a lurker than a contributor, but, it's true- you guys haven't been rattling any cages or jabbing sleeping owlbears (with a pointy stick) lately....


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:59 am 
 

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What do you recommend to cause the most controversy?  Should I

A. Quadruple all my shipping prices
B.  Change all my shop prices to exactly double the highest ebay price
C. Not mail out any orders placed between now and Christmas
D. Demand everyone now refer to me as "Platinum Plus Powerseller Reindeergamez" and email the general population of ebay daily
or
D. Post a picture of myself in a chainmail bikini and let everyone know that all 22 of my packers and listers have come down with hemmroids at the same time.

???

Oh the choices!   :P  :roll:  :P


You forgot something:

E. Have a monthly email sent out to all of your previous buyers with a whole bunch of illegal photocopies that you are trying to auction off.  Then when someone questions you about the items claim that these photocopies were not actually made by you and that you just found them in a large lot that you recently purchased. :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:03 pm 
 

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D. Post a picture of myself in a chainmail bikini and let everyone know that all 22 of my packers and listers have come down with hemmroids at the same time.


that would be fun - give us all a laugh :D

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:06 pm 
 

A. Quadruple all my shipping prices
B.  Change all my shop prices to exactly double the highest ebay price
C. Not mail out any orders placed between now and Christmas
D. Demand everyone now refer to me as "Platinum Plus Powerseller Reindeergamez" and email the general population of ebay daily
E. Post a picture of myself in a chainmail bikini and let everyone know that all 22 of my packers and listers have come down with hemmroids at the same time.
F. Have a monthly email sent out to all of your previous buyers with a whole bunch of illegal photocopies that you are trying to auction off.  Then when someone questions you about the items claim that these photocopies were not actually made by you and that you just found them in a large lot that you recently purchased.


G.  All of the above


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:17 pm 
 

NetRodent wrote:

G.  All of the above


Wait, I have two more!

G. Make sure that no more than 50% of the total feedback that you leave  is positive.  A minimum of 50% feedback must be negative and contain both lies and rude comments.  If at any point that the negative to positive feedback ratio is in danger of going beyond 50% positive either leave a neg anyway regardless of the transaction or just leave nothing at all.

H.  Ridicule and leave negative feedback for all of your buyers who get upset at the fact that you consistantly don't mail your auction items out for 3+ weeks after the auction ends.  Also, claim that anyone that leaves negative feedback for items that are eventually received no matter how long it takes or what condition that they arrive in should be kicked off of Ebay.

i.e eBay Feedback Profile for creep1962

and

eBay Feedback Profile for creep1962

Now you can have:

I. All of the above.  :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:37 pm 
 

Realistically, I vote for "C."  

The rest seem like poor business choices, but they don't screw over the paying customer.

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:27 pm 
 

So what's ETC/TGE trading as? Lets all go take a looksee.  :D
I'm sure he still lurks about these parts.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:05 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Realistically, I vote for "C."  

The rest seem like poor business choices, but they don't screw over the paying customer.




True, while it would be fun to run my business into total failure and prance around armored, the ultimate goal should always be to ruin as many people's holiday as possible....


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:01 pm 
 

Your opinion on a transaction:

Won an auction, paid promptly through paypal, waited three weeks and item never shows up. Email seller about the shipping statis of item and get the reply: Item was shipped shortly after I paid, I should have recieved it by now... The online usps site only shows some sort of electronic intent to ship, no confirmation of acceptance to the post office or able to track. The seller says that it will only show when delivered which it does not show as being delivered. Seller said if I wanted tracking I should have paid for it and basically they are not responsible for lost items ( although it does show that they purchased insurance).

So I open a paypal claim and seller issues a full refund within 24 hours, then they send me a reminder to pay?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:18 am 
 

Reindeergamez wrote:
What do you recommend to cause the most controversy?  Should I

A. Quadruple all my shipping prices
B.  Change all my shop prices to exactly double the highest ebay price
C. Not mail out any orders placed between now and Christmas
D. Demand everyone now refer to me as "Platinum Plus Powerseller Reindeergamez" and email the general population of ebay daily
or
D. Post a picture of myself in a chainmail bikini and let everyone know that all 22 of my packers and listers have come down with hemmroids at the same time.

???

Oh the choices!   :P  :roll:  :P


OK.  That was pretty funny.   :lol:

I am, however, very curious about the chainmail bikini picture.  :wink:

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:24 am 
 

Afrika Corps wrote:Your opinion on a transaction:

Won an auction, paid promptly through paypal, waited three weeks and item never shows up. Email seller about the shipping statis of item and get the reply: Item was shipped shortly after I paid, I should have recieved it by now... The online usps site only shows some sort of electronic intent to ship, no confirmation of acceptance to the post office or able to track. The seller says that it will only show when delivered which it does not show as being delivered. Seller said if I wanted tracking I should have paid for it and basically they are not responsible for lost items ( although it does show that they purchased insurance).

So I open a paypal claim and seller issues a full refund within 24 hours, then they send me a reminder to pay?


In my experience, the USPS tracker system sometimes reads "notified to be ready to receive" (or something like that) until the day the item is delivered.  I have had it say that for as long as three weeks before an item actually appeared.

I always figure the wait time is part of the game.

Chaosium lost my order....acknowledged that I had, indeed, paid a month or so before....re-sent my order....asked me three weeks later if I had received it yet...no, I hadn't...and sent a third order.

They also tossed in a couple of T-shirts to say "sorry."   

All in good fun.   8)

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:33 am 
 

I've done a lot of business with C, both privately and on eBay, and I've never had any problems. I'm sure there are those of you who could say the same for Tanga's Wop Shop and Tight Ass Games who seem to be real bandits. Maybe its an international thing. The Kings really try to f*ck over the Brits. Over here (in the UK) Cougie provides a first class service. I've traded hundreds of pounds with him.


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:49 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I've done a lot of business with C, both privately and on eBay, and I've never had any problems. I'm sure there are those of you who could say the same for Tanga's Wop Shop and Tight Ass Games who seem to be real bandits. Maybe its an international thing. The Kings really try to f*ck over the Brits. Over here (in the UK) Cougie provides a first class service. I've traded hundreds of pounds with him.


Ian, I have no doubt that you dealt many times with him and every transaction went over without a hitch, Alan too. :)   That said though, I mean you have to admit his feedback tells pretty much a different story for a lot of people.  Right now he is sitting at 99.3% which isn't too bad, however when you take into consideration that he has another 50 mutual feedback withdrawls, it starts to paint a much different and darker picture.  If it wasn't for the mutual feedback withdrawls, his feeback percentage would be roughly 98.6%.  He has also been caught here on at least a couple of occasions of going to feedback boosters on Ebay(you know the ones where you "buy" a picture or "screen saver" for a penny and then both you and the seller exchange feedback over the transaction without even paying for it).

That in conjunction with the fact that its extremely apparent that he is a feedback bully(perhaps even Ebay worst), threatening people to get positive feedback where he doesn't deserve it(or leave no feedback at all where a negative is deserved for fear of retaliation), the fact that he is extremely deceptive in his auction listings (including never listing any real details of an items condition, never listing any type of shipping costs, and frequently even trying decieve people into thinking an item is something that it is really not), all those missing M-bags in the past(which have now miraculously decided to stop happening after people here started picking up on it. I wonder why that is, did the postal service all of a sudden get like a whole lot better or something?), and it is also well noted from several people that he sells illegal photocopies privately through email. Looking at all that, it starts to paint a much darker picture.  

I mean looking at it from a neutral perspective, one has to really admit that something is very, very wrong there.  TBH, the Coug has never screwed me personally, ever.  That being said though, simply taking a neutral look at the whole situation and his practices, it starts to become very obvious that he is not someone that I would suggest anyone deal with. I say that becuase if you do deal with him there is a solid possibility that if you do, you are going to get screwed in some way.  I would also like to point out that Coug has also screwed over several UK buyers & sellers(just look at his feedback) including at least one member here, David.  This thing with the Coug isn't about where he lives. Its about what he does and how often he does it.  I am not saying that he is as bad as jonb, and I am not even telling you not to deal with him, thats your choice, perhaps he won't screw you over.  I really hope that he doesn't.  That however doesn't change the fact that he has shafted many, many others and as long as uniformed people continue to buy from him, itis going to continue to happen.


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:03 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Ian, I have no doubt that you dealt many times with him and every transaction went over without a hitch, Alan too. :)   That said though, I mean you have to admit his feedback tells pretty much a different story for a lot of people.  Right now he is sitting at 99.3% which isn't too bad, however when you take into consideration that he has another 50 mutual feedback withdrawls, it starts to paint a much different and darker picture.  If it wasn't for the mutual feedback withdrawls, his feeback percentage would be roughly 98.6%. .


Basically, mutual withdrawals should be counted as negs, because that is what they are, particulary in Cougies case. That Cougie treats certain ebayers differently than others (Al, Guido, etc) is even more despicable...it just shows he could do it for everyone if he so choose, instead he tries to bully, intimidate and lie to newbies and those on the other side of the Atlantic he figures wouldn't be able to show up in person to claim a pound of flesh. I've fluctuated through the years deciding is he just lazy, or stupid, or an asshole, or all of the above, it just doesn't matter at this point. He should be treated as RPG Bubonic Plague for anyone thinking of buying from him, and at this point if anyone has a Cougie related complaint it should be treated like someone who complains that Hooters didn't hire him because they only hire hot big breasted women...what else is new, and what did you expect?

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